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British SAS Quad Units conducting daring raids killing up to 8 ISIS thugs per day

November 23, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
British SAS Quad Units conducting daring raids killing up to 8 ISIS thugs per day Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

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According to the Dailymail, troops from the British special forces, SAS, armed with with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have been conducting hundreds of quick strike quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq.

Officials from the British Defense Ministry indicated that teams from the elite fighting regiment have killed ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the raids, carried out during the past four weeks, the DailyMail reported

This is the first sign of any sort of ground operations inside of Iraq by any of the coalition countries. It was believed that the British SAS and American special forces have been operating in a logistical support and reconnaissance role in Iraq but were not involved in any ground operations.

However, in an article in the Daily Mail on Sunday, it is being reported that small units are being conducting operations and taking the fight to the terrorists into ISIS territory in RAF.

According to the Mail, Drones are used to first identify targets, then chinook helicopters drop the units at a distance of about 50 miles from their intended targets.

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

The unit then use four-wheeled all-terrain vehicles that have machine guns bolted on to a frame, and descend on the ISIS units and attack the terrorists using the element of surprise and under the cover of darkness.

Missions are taking place on a daily basis in the past four weeks and the SAS soldiers have used so much ammunition that british commanders have had to order a full replenishment of machine-gun rounds and sniper bullets.

An SAS source told the Mail: ‘Our tactics are putting the fear of God into IS as they don’t know where we’re going to strike next and there’s frankly nothing they can do to stop us. We’re degrading their morale. They can run and hide if they see planes in the sky but they can’t see or hear us. Using so many snipers takes the fear factor to another level too; the terrorists don’t know what’s happening. They just see their colleagues lying dead in the sand.’

The guerrilla-style raids are targeting IS’s main supply routes across western Iraq and vehicle checkpoints set up by the terrorists to conduct kidnappings and extort money from local drivers.

The SAS’s raids are coming ahead of a major spring offensive by 20,000 Iraqi and Kurdish troops next year, with the UK and the U.S. providing training for these soldiers.

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